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Spine Trainer Diploma

Take Your Riding & Coaching To The Next Level!


Train Your Seat has helped equestrians take their riding to the next level by unlocking old patterns in the body and tapping into new skills for improving your movement and your relationship with your horse, so your riding feels strong, seamless, and intuitive.

During this ONLINE training, you’ll learn Train Your Seat™ imagery and embodiments of the spine as they apply to riding, as well as training and conditioning in and out of the saddle.


About This Program 


Over 10 days you’ll experience our unique core principles, including anatomical educationembodied function, and Imagery, as they directly apply to equestrians.

Although you’ll learn a lot of theory, this is not simply a lecture series or “movement training.” You’ll be experiencing our methodology for riding in an interactive format and truly integrating solutions for your unique challenges.

Students will graduate from the training with an entirely new perspective. Not to mention, you’ll have learned and embodied practical tools you’ll immediately be able to take out into the arena.

You’ll learn how to utilize mind-body exercises and imagery both in and out of the saddle. From your warm-up to your riding lessons, having tools in your toolbox will revolutionize your riding and you’ll quickly see the tangible results you’ve been looking for.

You’ll discover exactly how to use Balls, Bands and additional equipment in conjunction with the scientifically proven principles to multiply their benefits.


Location & Time


Online Virtual Training. 

Training educator video portal “Train your Seat Online”

Webinars are interactive and hosted via Zoom 

4pm Central European Time / 3pm UK Time / 10am Eastern Standard Time / 7am Pacific Standard Time



Alysen Starko-Bowes
Train Your Seat™ Founder Franklin Method® Educator
Franklin Method® Faculty

Tom Waldron
Franklin Method® Educator/Franklin Method® Faculty
Biomechanics Education Master Trainer



February 18 – 19, 2023 (Module 1)
March 4 – 5, 2023 (Module 2)
March 18 – 19, 2023 (Module 3)
April 1 – 2, 2023 (Module 4)
April 22 – 23, 2023 (Module 5)
May 20 – 21, 2023 (Student final presentations)



$2000 USD

Register with a $300 USD deposit to hold your place. 

Click the button below or scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more.



What's Included


 10 full days of training

 Unlimited access to the Equestrian online education area “Train Your Seat Online” (including videos and student resources)

 Equestrian Ball Workshop Series (Retail Value: $497)

✓ Train Your Seat Fundamentals 

✓ The Complete Rider Program Live Sessions (Retail Value: $197)

✓ Train Your Seat Equestrian Spine Trainer Manual

 Access to the Spine Trainer 2023 Facebook group where you can connect with fellow trainees and ask the faculty questions directly

 Trainer License (click here to learn important information about the License)


“This course will fundamentally change the way you ride and the way you coach others. The knowledge and the experience of feeling the change in your own body as you apply what you have learned by either working with the simulator yourself of coaching others through the process will set you apart from other trainers in the market. It is worth the investment in both time and money.”

Yolanda Delport
Franklin Method® Equestrian Pelvis Trainer, Biomechanics & Centred Riding Trainer, FEI Dressage Steward

“I have attended many online courses in different topics. This one with Alysen Starko-Bowes at Train Your Seat is really world class. For me, this is much better than going to a course in person. Having the opportunity to re-watch the webinars several times is fantastic. And thanks to all my classmates who shared all their wisdom during the course. Hope to meet you next course!”

- Pernilla Elving
Franklin Method® Equestrian Pelvis Trainer, Franklin Method® Equestrian Spine Trainer, Väderstad Sweden

“Practical learning through experience, movement, anatomy and biomechanics has made all the difference for me. Both personally and in working with clients. Results come so much faster!”

- Janneke Jansen
Franklin Method® Equestrian Pelvis Trainer, Franklin Method® Equestrian Spine Trainer, Franklin Method® Level 1 Educator, Zundert Netherlands

“Train Your Seat connects beautifully to the knowledge I already had, so I can weave it effortlessly into my lessons and even in horse coaching sessions. For me, it’s a great foundation and it gives immediate visible and tangible results.”

- Joyce van Asselt
Franklin Method® Equestrian Spine Trainer

What Our Students Think:


"Truly one of the best distance learning courses"

I have taken a lot of distance learning courses and this was truly one of the best. Very pedagogic and all the exercises meant that I did not get tired during the four hours. For me, this is much better than going on a course live. Having the opportunity to watch webinar several times is fantastic

"Complex topics are explained in a simple, straightforward way"

Overall I really enjoyed the course! Alysen has a way of explaining even complex topics in a simple, straightforward way which I really appreciated as someone who has had zero previous training on anatomy. I will definitely be back for another one

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